POPE MEETS GRAND IMAM

POPE MEETS GRAND IMAM

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Pope Francis met the grand imam of Cairo’s Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican yesterday in a historic encounter that was sealed with a hugely symbolic hug and exchange of kisses.

The first Vatican meeting between the leader of the world’s Catholic Church and the highest authority in Sunni Islam marks the culmination of a significant improvement in relations between the two faiths since Francis took office in 2013.

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